The Vault Archive

The Flow Of Conversation 2
Aug 21, 2015

The Flow Of Conversation

While playing through L.A. Noire I found myself gradually developing an appreciation for another developer and their own technique. It’s something that I hadn’t really given much thought to, but as…

The Return Of Cyberpunk 15
Aug 13, 2015

The Return Of Cyberpunk

It’s one of the small oddities of the medium of gaming that one particular genre seems tailor made for interactivity but has had little representation. That genre is cyberpunk, a very specific vari…

The Language Of Silence 7
Aug 7, 2015

The Language of Silence

Total darkness shrouds you. Armed with only a flashlight, a trembling beam of light guides you as the world you once knew crumbles away into something more sinister.

Retro Chic: The Undying Art Of 2D Design 8
Jul 31, 2015

Retro Chic: The Undying Art of 2D Design

Two-dimensional (2D) art is an itch that video games just can’t seem to scratch.

The Clash Of Tech &Amp; Artistry 5
Jul 23, 2015

The Clash of Tech & Artistry

We’ve come a long, long way from the Atari 2600 days, when you had to imagine that your green square was a hero and that the red square was a dragon. We still don’t have games that look as good—in …

Fanboys:  The Never-Ending Curse 2
Jul 16, 2015

Fanboys: The Never-Ending Curse

Maybe it’s just a case of me getting older and grumpier, or maybe it’s just a case of the internet making people bolder than they actually are in real life. Whatever it is, it seems to me that as t…

Crossroads For The Adventure Genre
Jul 9, 2015

Crossroads for the Adventure Genre

We’re entering a bold and strange time for gaming.

Playing With Identity 5
Jul 2, 2015

Playing With Identity

In just an hour or two playing games online — whether on your console or PC — expect to witness the darkest recesses of humanity.

Just Let Me Be A Bastard 2
Jun 18, 2015

Just Let Me Be A Bastard

I’m a pretty good guy in real life. I offer my seat on the bus to old ladies, I always tip my waiter and I even let telemarketers finish a few sentences before hanging up on them. Sure, I’m not per…

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